Volunteers are a valuable resource for the Library. Their energy and talents help the library meet its commitment to providing quality service to the public. Volunteers enhance rather than replace adequate staffing.
All volunteer tasks must aid the library in achieving its goals and objectives, and be consistent with the purpose and intent of the volunteer program. Volunteer talents, experience, availability and interest will be considered.
Volunteer coordinators in the different library departments will schedule volunteer activities after assessing the library’s needs and considering each volunteer’s capabilities and wishes. Each library department head will provide volunteer guidelines and procedures specific to the volunteer work needed in that area of the library.
The library does not compensate volunteers for time spent or expense incurred except by specific arrangements with the Library Director.
Volunteers are bound by the rules contained in the Circulation Policy, especially as it relates to privacy and confidentiality.
Individuals donating time to the library under the auspices of any other unit, (i.e. scouts, church or community organizations) may identify themselves with the unit, but may not promote it while working in the library. Volunteers under the age of 18 must provide written parental permission to work as a volunteer
To volunteer or obtain additional information, contact the Library by telephone at (708) 447-0869 or in person at the Library, 2400 S. Des Plaines Avenue.